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In My Own Little Corner ("from Cinderella")

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II (1957).

I'm as mild and as meek as a mouse,
When I hear a command I obey.
But I know of a spot in my house
Where no one can stand in my way.

In my own little corner,
In my own little chair,
I can be whatever I want to be.
On the wing of my fancy,
I can fly anywhere,
And the world will open it's arms to me.

I'm a young Egyptian princess,
Or a milkmaid,
I'm the greatest prima donna in the land.
I'm an heiress who has always had her silk made
By her own flock of silkworms in Japan.

I'm a girl men go mad for,
Love's a game I can play
With a cool and confidant kind of aire,
Just as long as I stay in my own little corner
All alone in my own little chair.

...I can be whatever I want to be.
I'm a thief from Calcutta,
I'm a queen in Peru,
I'm a mermaid dancing upon the sea.
I'm a huntress on an African safari!
It's a dang'rous type of sport,
And yet it's fun.
In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry
And I find I forgot to bring my gun.
I am lost in the jungle,
All alone and unarmed,
When I meet a lioness in her lair.
Then I'm glad to be back in my own little corner,
All alone in my own little chair.
 

Reprise

In my own little corner,
In my own little chair,
I can be whatever I want to be.
On the wing of my fancy,
I can fly anywhere,
And the world will open it's arms to me.
I am in the royal palace,
Of all places!
I am chatting with the prince,
And king, and queen.
And the color of my two stepsisters faces
Is a queer sort of sour apple green.
I am coy and flirtatious when alone with the prince.
A-hahahaha! Oh, my Your Highness, you shouldn't say such things!!
I'm the Belle of the Ball in my own little corner,
All alone in my own little chair.
Fol-de-rol and fiddle-dee-dee,
Fiddle-dee-faddle-dee-fawdle.
All the wishes in all the world
Are poppy cot and twaut.
Fol-de-rol and fiddle-dee-dee,
Fiddle-dee-faddle-dee-foodle,
All the dreamers in all the world
Are dizzy in the noodle!
 


From the musical "Cinderella." (1957). Performed in the movie by Julie Andrews.